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April is the Coolest Month at Willow Run!

Why? Because in April of 1941, ground was broken for the mighty Willow Run Bomber Plant west of Detroit, Michigan. And, just three short years later, in April of 1944, Willow Run hit its amazing production peak, producing one B-24 Liberator bomber every hour! Willow Run was truly a manufacturing marvel, designed and constructed by […]

Willow Run Memories Project – April 2018

This month, our Willow Run Memories Project was especially honored when a living “Rosie the Riveter” shared a photo of herself during her Bomber Plant days. The son of a B-24 bomber pilot shares some of his Dad’s photos, plus a message from a friend in England, and more… Click here to see ALL submissions to […]

Double Your Donation’s Impact! MCACA $90,000 Grant Challenge

We are pleased to announce that the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has approved a major grant to our Foundation. Your donations, up to $90,000, to our Save the Bomber Plant Campaign through June 30, 2018 will be matched by MCACA challenge grant funding. Donating now will ensure that we receive […]

Women in World War Two

March is Women’s History Month, and seldom in history have women played as critical a role as they did during Wold War Two. The following pictorial highlights just a few of the many ways that American women contributed to Allied Victory. We hope you enjoyed this pictorial highlighting the role of women in World War […]

Willow Run Memories – March 2018

Our Willow Run Memories Project receives a great variety of stories and photos, from families who have a connection to Willow Run and to World War Two. In honor of Women’s History Month, we have a lot of Rosie the Riveter stories and photos and, just for good measure, one hardworking fellow who inspected bombers […]

Ernie Pyle Writes About Willow Run

Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent during World War Two, much beloved by the troops for having the courage to march alongside them into battle zones, reporting the war from “GI Joe’s” point of view. His reportage brought tales of sacrifice and courage home to the States, while boosting the morale of our […]

VIDEO – Share The Vision!

Our historic section of the Willow Run Bomber Plant has been rescued from demolition and saved for its next big role in history: as the future home of the new Yankee Air Museum! Now progressing in its preservation, planning and design, our new space will be an impressive addition to Southeast Michigan’s burgeoning cultural scene. […]

Willow Run Memories – January 2018

Our Willow Run Memories Project receives a great variety of stories and photos, from families who have a connection to Willow Run and to World War Two. We recently learned about a man dedicated to investigating the WW2 death of a cousin he never got to meet, a grandfather who was part of a top-secret […]

For the Holidays: More Ways to Give to Save the Bomber Plant!

This holiday season, there are 3 more ways you can help us Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant! Help Yankee Air Museum and the Save the Bomber Plant Campaign Win $150,000! We’re super excited to let you know that we’re participating an amazing opportunity called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, powered by Crowdrise. […]

Donor Spotlight: Historic WWII Connection Links NEXUS and Willow Run Bomber Plant

The pipelines’ and the Bomber Plant’s 65-year-old shared link to WWII sparked NEXUS Gas Transmission to recently award a $100,000 grant to the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant Campaign. It’s a well-known fact that the construction and operation of the Willow Run Bomber Plant put Detroit on the map, applying assembly-line manufacturing used with […]

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